1. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 152)
 Lescop, Christine

On Homotopy Invariants of Combings of Threemanifolds
Combings of compact, oriented $3$dimensional manifolds $M$ are
homotopy classes of nowhere vanishing vector fields.
The Euler class of the normal bundle is an invariant of the combing,
and it only depends on the underlying Spin$^c$structure. A combing
is called torsion
if this Euler class is a torsion element of $H^2(M;\mathbb Z)$. Gompf
introduced a $\mathbb Q$valued invariant $\theta_G$ of torsion combings
on closed $3$manifolds, and he showed that $\theta_G$ distinguishes
all torsion combings with the same Spin$^c$structure.
We give an alternative definition for $\theta_G$ and we express
its variation as a linking number. We define a similar invariant
$p_1$ of combings for manifolds bounded by $S^2$. We relate $p_1$
to the $\Theta$invariant, which is the simplest configuration
space integral invariant of rational homology $3$balls, by the
formula $\Theta=\frac14p_1 + 6 \lambda(\hat{M})$ where $\lambda$
is the CassonWalker invariant.
The article also includes a selfcontained presentation of combings
for $3$manifolds.
Keywords:Spin$^c$structure, nowhere zero vector fields, first Pontrjagin class, Euler class, Heegaard Floer homology grading, Gompf invariant, Theta invariant, CassonWalker invariant, perturbative expansion of ChernSimons theory, configuration space integrals Categories:57M27, 57R20, 57N10 

2. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 141)
 CaillatGibert, Shanti; Matignon, Daniel

Existence of Taut Foliations on Seifert Fibered Homology $3$spheres
This paper concerns the problem of existence of taut foliations among $3$manifolds.
Since the contribution of David Gabai,
we know that closed $3$manifolds with nontrivial second homology group
admit a taut foliation.
The essential part of this paper focuses on Seifert fibered homology $3$spheres.
The result is quite different if they are integral or rational but nonintegral homology $3$spheres.
Concerning integral homology $3$spheres, we can see that all but the $3$sphere and the PoincarÃ© $3$sphere admit a taut foliation.
Concerning nonintegral homology $3$spheres,
we prove there are infinitely many which admit a taut foliation, and infinitely many without taut foliation.
Moreover, we show that the geometries do not determine the existence of taut foliations
on nonintegral Seifert fibered homology $3$spheres.
Keywords:homology 3spheres, taut foliation, Seifertfibered 3manifolds Categories:57M25, 57M50, 57N10, 57M15 

3. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 164)
 Lee, Sangyop; Teragaito, Masakazu

Boundary Structure of Hyperbolic $3$Manifolds Admitting Annular and Toroidal Fillings at Large Distance
For a hyperbolic $3$manifold $M$ with a torus boundary component,
all but finitely many Dehn fillings yield hyperbolic $3$manifolds.
In this paper, we will focus on the situation where
$M$ has two exceptional Dehn fillings: an annular filling and a toroidal filling.
For such a situation, Gordon gave an upper bound of $5$ for the distance between such slopes.
Furthermore, the distance $4$ is realized only by two specific manifolds, and $5$
is realized by a single manifold.
These manifolds all have a union of two tori as their boundaries.
Also, there is a manifold with three tori as its boundary which realizes the distance $3$.
We show that if the distance is $3$ then the boundary of the manifold consists of at most three tori.
Keywords:Dehn filling, annular filling, toroidal filling, knot Categories:57M50, 57N10 

4. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1022)
 Matignon, D.; Sayari, N.

NonOrientable Surfaces and Dehn Surgeries
Let $K$ be a knot in $S^3$. This paper is devoted to Dehn surgeries which create
$3$manifolds containing a closed nonorientable surface $\ch S$. We look at the
slope ${p}/{q}$ of the surgery, the Euler characteristic $\chi(\ch S)$ of the
surface and the intersection number $s$ between $\ch S$ and the core of the Dehn
surgery. We prove that if $\chi(\hat S) \geq 15  3q$, then $s=1$. Furthermore,
if $s=1$ then $q\leq 43\chi(\ch S)$ or $K$ is cabled and $q\leq 85\chi(\ch S)$.
As consequence, if $K$ is hyperbolic and $\chi(\ch S)=1$, then $q\leq 7$.
Keywords:Nonorientable surface, Dehn surgery, Intersection graphs Categories:57M25, 57N10, 57M15 
